Saturday, July 14, 2007

Jennifer Wilkerson now missing 3 years, Lubbock, Texas

Two young women with somewhat similar physical characteristics disappeared from the same Texas city two months apart. Obviously, authorities wondered whether there was a connection. The body of one of them, Joanna Rogers, was finally found in a landfill last year, based on a confession from her suspected murderer. The other one is still missing, and a connection seems less likely. Where, then, is Jennifer Wilkerson?

Wilkerson Family Speaks on Three Year Anniversary of Daughter's

of a missing Lubbock woman are sharing their story on the three year anniversary
of their daughter's disappearance.
Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson vanished on July
13th, 2004, three years ago Friday. She was last seen leaving a friends house
that night. Since then, the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department has interviewed
more than 50 people, 25 of whom submitted to a polygraph test, and there are
still no good leads.
"All we do know is that our daughter is missing and
we're very concerned," Jennifer's father, Jack Wilkerson, said.
were the words from Mr. Wilkerson nearly three years ago. Scared and concerned
over the disappearance of his daughter, Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson. Three years
later, that fear and concern continues.
"One day your frustrated that
nothing's happening. The next day you're depressed. The next day you're hopeful
and then you're feeling guilty, saying what could I be doing? Have a done
everything I could?" Mr. Wilkerson said.
Both Jack and Vikki Wilkerson have
spent the last three years searching and hoping for their daughter's safe
"She loved everything. Music, books, learning. She just enjoys
life," Mr. Wilkerson added.
But the stress they experience has caused
strain in every part of their lives.
"Life goes on, but we're not getting
on. We're just getting through each day and trying to figure out a way. It's
affected our entire family," Mrs. Wilkerson said.
"We don't know what
else to do. We've pretty much put it in the sheriff department's hands and it's
up to them because we don't know what else to do," Mr. Wilkerson added.
Lubbock County Sheriff's Department has, in the past three years, continued the
search for Wilkerson. They've never wavered in their determination to find her.
Major Don Carter said, "As far as the Sheriff's Office is concerned, we have
never considered this a case to put on the back burner."
And three long
years later, both the Sheriff's Department and the Wilkerson Family know that
somebody knows something.
"Imagine what it would be like missing your
brother, your sister, your mother, your father, your child...someone important
to you. Imagine not knowing where they were or what would happen to them, and
put yourself in our place," Mr. Wilkerson said.

If you know anything about Jennifer's disappearance, please call the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office at (806) 775-1601 or (806) 775-1604, or call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
Jennifer's website (additional photos there):

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